The Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development is the city’s international prize that recognizes and supports work towards sustainable development. The first winner was awarded in 2000. The award is 1 million Swedish krona (SEK) and it highlights the possibilities and measures needed for a brighter future.

Fantastic Award Ceremony at Draken November 17

Inspiring panel discussions, exiting pecha kuchas and enchanting entertainment. Click on the link to see more pictures from the Award Ceremony.

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Watch the full Award Ceremony

Watch the full recording of the inspiring Award Ceremony from Draken, November 17.

Acceptance Speech, Park Won Soon, Award Winner

The Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development goes to Park Won Soon, Mayor of Seoul in South Korea, one of the world’s first sharing cities.


THEME 2016:

With this year’s theme the jury wants to highlight the opportunities that sharing ownership and information offer for sustainable development.

Sharing resources makes it possible, for instance, to transport goods more efficiently and to make public transport a more efficient way for people to travel. New ways of collaborating through open networks, the possibility of grassroots funding for projects, the ability to share information or even get free access to education online, are opening up new opportunities for global development to more and more people.


”For outstanding contributions towards a more sustainable future.”

The Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development is given each year to people or organisations for outstanding performance and achievements towards a sustainable future. The price is 1 million swedish krona (SEK) and shows what is possible and necessary for a brighter future.

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The prize, which is one million Swedish crowns, is administrated and funded by a coalition of the City of Göteborg, Västra Götalandsregionen and eleven companies.

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